Andrew Yang graduated law school, but hated being a corporate lawyer. So he tried to start a company, but failed. Then he joined Manhattan GMAT and sold it for over $30M. But none of that was his true calling.
He started Venture for America 2011 with a pretty straightforward idea – to channel talented young people to early-stage companies in Detroit, New Orleans, Providence and other U.S. cities to train as entrepreneurs. Doing this would help the companies succeed and create jobs in these communities. It would also prepare our young people to go on to become the builders and entrepreneurs our country needs.
We don’t need more consultants, lawyers, or Wall Street guys. We need more makers, builders, and entrepreneurs. Andrew writes to show the way and share his vision.
Who should read this; Anyone between the ages of 15-25. Anyone considering or in grad school. Venture capitalist, investors, and folks concerned about the national economy.
Who should skip it; People who aren’t interested in fixing America’s economy or entrepreneurship.
Interesting tidbit; Yang gave the keynote address at Thrival 2015 in Pittsburgh.
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